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Royal Naval Museum's Publications

Montage of books published by Royal Naval Museum Publications


RNM PUBLICATIONS was established in 1993 to promote research and scholarship into the history, culture and traditions of the Royal Navy.

Since then, we have published thirteen titles, most as part of our joint imprint with Sutton Publishing, others under the Museum's own banner, still others in association with various different publishers, like Quadrillion Publishing and the University of Liverpool Press.

In all cases, we have emphasised quality.

Quality of scholarship.

Quality of production.

Quality of commitment.


We hope you feel the same.


Chris Howard Bailey
Director of Publications



All of our books are available from the Royal Naval Museum Trading Company at:


No. 9 Storehouse
HM Naval Base
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO1 3PY
England

Telephone : 023 9272 7581 | Fax : 023 9282 7575
Outside UK - Telephone : 44 23 9272 7582 | Fax : 44 23 9272 7562

E-mail: navalmuseum@cix.co.uk


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Forthcoming Titles

The Illustrated History of the Royal Navy - John Winton, to be published this November in association with Quadrillion Publishing.
This is a lavish publication outlining the history of the Royal Navy from its early roots through to the present day. It is a full colour production with many of the images taken of items in the collections of the Royal Naval Museum.


A Retake Please: Night Mail to Western Approaches - Pat Jackson, to be published in July in association with the University of Liverpool Press.
This is the true account of the making of the first documentary film, Western Approaches, to be made, in part, in colour, using real people in the parts. It was filmed with the help of the Royal Navy in the Atlantic at the height of the Battle of the Atlantic.


When I Was in the "Tartar": Black Cat Stories of the Sea - Michael Payne, to be published as part of our joint imprint with Sutton Publishing in November.
Admiral J.J. Black has written a Foreword and "Tugg" Willson has created an original cartoon for the jacket. This book gives a realistic view of life in the Royal Navy for the lower-deck during the late seventies and early eighties.


The Royal Naval College, Osborne - Michael Partridge, is to be published as part of our joint imprint with Sutton Publishing in November.
This is a scholarly work based on oral histories detailing the history of this naval training college.


The WRNS in Camera: The Work of the Women's Royal Naval Service in the Second World War - Lesley Thomas and Chris Howard Bailey.
This is to be published as part of our joint imprint with Sutton Publishing in April, 2000. It is an illustrated account of the work of the WRNS in the Second World War. It shows the varied occupations that the women undertook, revealing that they were able to cope, adapt and develop roles and routines once only thought to be the prerogative of the men whose places they took, releasing them for sea service. The book contains lavish photographs from RNM's Photographic Collection and the famous Lee Miller Archive.


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Recent Titles

1797: Nelson's Year of Destiny by Colin White 1797: Nelson's Year of Destiny - Colin White, published as part of our joint imprint with Sutton Publishing. This is a new and contemporary narrative account of the Battle of Cape St Vincent and the attack on Santa Cruz. These two events, one a success, one a failure played a key role in shaping Nelson's character and style as a leader. The book includes illustrations from RNM's collections, as well as six new plans for both battles.






Dreadnoughts in Camera, 1905-1920 by Roger D Thomas and Brian Patterson Dreadnoughts in Camera, 1905-1920 - Roger D Thomas and Brian Patterson, published as part of our joint imprint with Sutton Publishing. This is a lavishly illustrated book detailing the construction of the British Dreadnought warships between 1905 and 1920. Many of the photographs come from the archives of Beardmore, John Brown and Vickers and support the authoritative text. The book provides a timely and important insight into this defining period of British naval history.






The Nelson Portraits by Richard Walker The Nelson Portraits - Richard Walker. This is published under RNM Publications, with generous support from Clive Richards. This is the definitive account of the iconography of Nelson portraits. It was recently awarded the Society of Nautical Research's prestigious Anderson Prize for Naval History. It contains lavish black and white and colour illustrations and details all the known Nelson portraits. It is a must for all those interested in Nelson and portraiture.






Prizes of War: The Naval Prize System in the Napoleonic Wars, 1793-1815 by Richard Hill Prizes of War: The Naval Prize System in the Napoleonic Wars, 1793-1815 - Richard Hill. This is pubished as part of our joint imprint with Sutton Publishing. This book is the first ever to explore fully the complexities of the prize system, including the operation of the High Court of Admiralty under the great judge Sir William Scott. The author's conclusions, robustly based, explode many of the myths about corrupt courts, grasping or dishonest agents, and venal government practices. It is complemented by a selection of fascinating archival illustrations from RNM's collections.


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About the Author

Rear Admiral Richard Hill was born in 1929 and entered the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth as a cadet in 1942. He went to sea in 1946 and served mainly in destroyers and frigates, specializing in navigation up to the age of thirty-three. Promoted to commander, he then served mainly in Ministry of Defence appointments through the ranks of captain, commodore and rear admiral. He was a Defence Fellow of King's College, London, in 1972, writing a thesis on 'The Rule of Law at Sea'. Retiring as a rear admiral in 1983, he became Chief Executive of Middle Temple, one of the British Inns of Court. He has written six books on contemporary and naval matters. Rear Admiral Hill is editor of The Naval Review and recently retired as Chairman of the Society of Nautical Research.


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Chris Howard Bailey
Director of Publications
The Royal Naval Museum
HM Naval Base (PP66)
Portsmouth
England
PO1 3NH

Telephone : 023 9272 7567 | Fax : 023 9272 7575
Outside UK
Telephone : 44 23 9272 7567 | Fax : 44 23 9272 7575

E-mail : chris.howard.bailey@royalnavalmuseum.org
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